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Youth Big Game Weekend Provides Guided, Hands-on Learning Opportunity

Upstate New York has some of the best hunting, trapping and fishing in the country with thousands of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and millions of acres of forest and open space that are rich in wildlife. Those who venture out to hunt and fish tend...

September 15, 2017
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Report Shows Shrinking Labor Force in Upstate; More Business Friendly Policies Needed

Unemployment rates are often viewed as an indicator of how the economy is doing. While these rates provide valuable insight on economic activity, because of how the unemployment rates are calculated, they should not be the sole assessment in...

September 8, 2017
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New Bill Aims to Reduce Liability for Agri-tourism

Agricultural tourism is a growing component within New York's $6.36 billion agriculture industry. More and more farms are inviting the public to have a firsthand experience on the farm and hosting farm tours where visitors can learn about farm...

August 31, 2017
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More Outdoor Recreation in Schools Would Improve Children’s Health and Access to Hunting and Fishing

A few years ago I had the opportunity to chair the Assembly Minority Hunting and Fishing Task Force. During that time, the task force held forums and listened to outdoor enthusiasts throughout the state. A primary objective of the task force was to...

August 25, 2017
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Barclay Encourages Participants to Send in Completed Summer Reading Challenges

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) today reminded children who are participating in this year’s Assembly Summer Reading Challenge to send in their completed challenge forms. Students who read at least 15 minutes per day for 40 days between...

August 22, 2017
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